PISTON AND CYLINDER ASSEMBLY MAINTENANCE - CONTINUED
INSTALLATION - CONTINUED
Install connecting rod cap and cap nuts on connecting rod and tighten connecting rod cap nuts to 118-137 lb-ft
Remove connecting rod cap (5) and bearing shell (6).
Flattened plastiguage (33) will adhere to either bearing shell or connecting rod journal. Compare width of plasti-
gauge at widest point with graduations scale (34) on plastigauge envelope to determine connecting rod bearing
clearance. Maximum connecting rod bearing to connecting rod journal clearance with used parts is 0.006 in (0.152
Inspect crankshaft journals before installing bearings.
Coat connecting rod bearing shells and journal with clean engine lubricating oil before assembly.
Place lower connecting rod bearing shell (6) in connecting rod cap (5). Index bearing tang with notch in connecting rod
cap. Lubricate bearing shell with clean engine lubricating oil.
Number stamped on connecting rod cap indicates cylinder it should be installed in. Number must be on oil
cooler side of cylinder block when installing connecting rod cap to prevent damage to equipment.